Monthly Archives: July 2013

New instore: Paper Punches

circle 2.25We love paper punches here at Red Carousel! They make party crafting that much easier and neater! We have the circle punch in two sizes – 2.25 inches and 2.5 inches – and the scallop circle punch in 2.5 inches. 

 

The circle punches are very useful. They allow you to make beautiful garlands in no time! Also great for cutting out our printable cupcake toppers. Here are some ideas and tutorials.

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1. Hambly Screen Prints

2. You are my fave

3. Maie Dae

4. Hey Gorgeous Events

5. Cricut

6. Red Carousel

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Homemade Apple Pinata

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I tried my hand at making a pinata this week, for Ivy’s 6th birthday party. Not a bad effort, right? :)

 

I followed the tutorial from here. But instead of using a balloon, I used a rice paper lantern from our shop. I wrapped the lantern all over with glue and strips of newspaper, as per the paper mache tutorial. The top was left open, so that I could remove the wire once the glue dried. Then I covered the opening, painted pinata with acrylic red paint, decorated with tissue paper and strung it up with the metal hooks already there. The leaf is made of paper and the branch is made of felt (both contain a bit of wire inside to hold them up).

 

Looking forward to filling the pinata up with goodies for the kids. My daughter loves them!

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Party Planning: Red Riding Hood Party

red riding hoodMy daughter, Ivy, is turning 6 and her birthday party is scheduled for some time in Septembe.  We have decided on the theme Little Red Riding Hood. There is a plethora of inspiration out there for this fun theme, so I have started a Pinterest board here. Check it out if you’re interested in ideas. 

 

I have started Ivy’s outfit and of course, first up is the red hood! I used the pattern from here. It’s a great pattern, really easy to follow and quick to make. 

 

I also decorated a wooden apple with paint and matching polka dot fabric. Not sure where this will go yet – perhaps the dessert table…watch this space for more updates!

Golf Cake

Hi there! I’ve been quite busy in the last week with shop orders – lots of fun party supplies and printables sent to different parts of the world. I also completed two cakes, which I loved working on! Next week my friends and I are doing a one day Stephanie Wee cake course at Artistiq – I’m hoping to learn how to achieve those beautiful sharp edges you see from the top cake makers. I have a full schedule up until the last week of this month, before our family go on a vacation to Phuket. Hubbie and I are looking forward to a lot of rest!

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